Teens spread cheer

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Shelby Brown of Faith Christian Family Church sings a Christmas song, Wednesday, to Dylan Thompson, 6 months, while his mother Christy Thompson looks on. Faith Christian Family Church also provided gifts for hospital patients. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Giving without expecting anything in return and bringing christmas cheer […]

Students collect phone cards

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Schools Performing Arts Department is conducting its second annual Phone Card Drive for soldiers serving overseas. Members are collecting unused phone cards or donations to buy them to distribute to military personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan. Donation jars are to be available at winter performances. The concerts are free and […]

School scanning fingers, not ID cards

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Head librarian Marla Layman checks out a book from a student Friday at Clovis High School using the biometric scanner. Layman said that the scanner is faster, more efficient, and allows for increased accuracy. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Margaret Fritz was surprised when her 16-year-old daughter Lucinda came […]

Airmen, kids make valentines for deployed personnel

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary School third graders brought colored pencils, crayons, markers and glue to the gym. Construction paper was provided by the school and airmen from Cannon Air Force Base helped the students create Valentine’s cards. By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Cannon Air Force Base’s Company Grade Officers Club […]

'Valentines for Vets'

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By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base’s Company Grade Officers Club teamed up with Mesa Elementary School last week to produce hundreds of “Valentines for Vets.” The handmade Valentine cards will go to military members deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to Cannon and school officials. Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders worked with Cannon […]

Sending love along

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eliana Uvalli, 9, gives 1st Lt. Andy Zelechoski strict instruction on how to draw a squirrel Friday at Mesa Elementary School. “He’s small. And draw him on a hill,” Uvalli said. The airmen visited Mesa on Friday to help the students make Valentine’s Day By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico […]

Jan 13, 2008 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1:15 – money bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Senior Board of Directors meeting. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 11 a.m. monthly senior meeting; 1:15 […]

12-9 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 9 a.m., Senior Board of Directors meeting; 11 a.m., monthly senior meeting; 1 p.m., […]

Nov. 4 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Police: Long-distance scams increasing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Police Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year […]

9-23 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Sept. 16 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Sept. 9 Senior Happenings

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; ceramics, cards and crafts; 1-2:30 p.m. Mexican bingo. Tuesday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; ceramics and cards. 10 a.m. board meeting; 1 p.m. business meeting. Wednesday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; cards, crafts and ceramics. Thursday: 9 -11 a.m. […]

Sept. 2 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. blood sugar checks; 1 – 3 p.m. – bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Thursday: […]

8-26 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 1 – 3 p.m. – […]

8-19 Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory Monday: 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 6:30 p.m. musical. Wednesday:10 a.m. Red Hat outing; 1 p.m. crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. breakfast; noon 42 players; 1 p.m. bingo. Friday: 10 a.m. needle gang; 7 p.m. dance. Saturday: 4:30 p.m. old fashion hamburger and bingo for $3.50. La Casa […]

It’s their business: Inspirations

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Inspirations, 1310 N. Main St., offers a complete selection of education supplies. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Inspirations Location: 1310 N. Main St. What they do: Sell teachers and students supplies, including books, educational games, flash cards, stamps, bulletin board sets and educational materials, with a section for […]

Extending credit to immigrants poses no threat

By Freedom Newspapers We must confess to befuddlement over all the anger directed at Bank of America for its policy, revealed Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal story, that it will offer credit cards to Spanish-speaking people who do not have Social Security numbers. The implication, of course, is that the most likely candidates for […]

New guidelines for ID card now in effect for everyone

Janet Taylor-Birkey At least one document must have a photo Effective immediately, all personnel being issued common access cards and other identification cards, including for dependents, retirees and Reservists, must present two forms of identification. At least one of the two IDs must have a photograph, according to new guidelines from the Department of Defense […]